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James D. Taiclet, Jr.



James Taiclet is the Chairman, President and Chief Executive of American Tower Corporation, a leading global developer, owner and operator of telecommunications real estate headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts. Prior to joining American Tower, Mr. Taiclet served as President of Honeywell Aerospace Services, a unit of Honeywell International, and prior to that as Vice President, Engine Services at Pratt & Whitney, a unit of United Technologies Corporation. He was also previously a consultant at McKinsey & Company, specializing in telecommunications and aerospace strategy and operations. Mr. Taiclet began his career as a United States Air Force officer and pilot and served in the Gulf War. He holds a Master in Public Affairs degree from Princeton University, where he was awarded a Fellowship at the Woodrow Wilson School, and is a Distinguished Graduate of the United States Air Force Academy with majors in Engineering and International Relations. Mr. Taiclet is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Business Roundtable and the Commercial Club of Boston. He also serves as a member of the Executive Board of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT), the Board of Trustees of Brigham and Women’s Health Care, Inc. and the Advisory Council for the Princeton University Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. In June 2015 Mr. Taiclet was named as one of seven CEOs in Forbes Magazine’s “Global 2000 Hall of Fame” and in November 2016 the Harvard Business Review included him on its list of “The 100 Best-Performing CEOs in the World” for the fifth consecutive time. In August 2015 Mr. Taiclet was appointed to the US-India CEO Forum by the US Department of Commerce.

Raymond P. Dolan



Mr. Dolan has been a Director since February 2003. In January 2004, Mr. Dolan was appointed to the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and from February 2005 to May 2015, he served as the Chairperson. From February 2003 to May 2011, Mr. Dolan served on the Compensation Committee. Mr. Dolan is the President, Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board of Directors of Sonus Networks, Inc., a supplier of voice, video and data infrastructure solutions for wireline and wireless telephone service providers, a position he was appointed to in October 2010. Until January 2008, Mr. Dolan served as Chief Executive Officer of QUALCOMM Flarion Technologies and Senior Vice President at QUALCOMM. Prior to that, Mr. Dolan had been Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Flarion Technologies, Inc., a provider of mobile broadband communications systems, from May 2000 until its acquisition by QUALCOMM in January 2006. From 1996 until May 2000, Mr. Dolan was Chief Operating Officer of NextWave Telecom. Prior to joining NextWave, he was Executive Vice President of Marketing for Bell Atlantic/NYNEX Mobile. Mr. Dolan served on the board of directors of NII Holdings, Inc. from July 2008 to May 2012.

Carolyn F. Katz



Ms. Katz has been a Director since February 2004 and was appointed to the Audit Committee in April 2004. From May 2007 to May 2015, Ms. Katz served as Chairperson of the Audit Committee. From April 2004 to May 2009, Ms. Katz served on the Compensation Committee. Ms. Katz is currently serving as Executive Chairman of Author & Company, a digital publishing company. From May 2000 to October 2001, Ms. Katz served as a principal of Providence Equity Partners Inc., a private investment firm specializing in equity investments in telecommunications and media companies. From June 1984 to April 2000, Ms. Katz was employed by Goldman, Sachs & Co., most recently as a Managing Director and co-head of Emerging Communications. Ms. Katz currently serves on the boards of NII Holdings, Inc. and Vonage Holdings Corp.

Robert D. Hormats



Mr. Hormats was appointed as a Director in October 2015. Since October 2013, Mr. Hormats has served as Vice Chairman of Kissinger Associates, Inc., a strategic international consulting firm. From 2009 to 2013, he served as Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy and the Environment. Prior to that, he was Vice Chairman, Goldman Sachs (International) and Managing Director of Goldman, Sachs & Co., which he joined in 1982. Mr. Hormats formerly served as Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs, Ambassador and Deputy U.S. Trade Representative and Senior Deputy Assistant Secretary for Economic and Business Affairs. He also formerly served as a senior staff member for International Economic Affairs on the National Security Council. Mr. Hormats is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Investment Committee of Tiedemann Wealth Management. He has served on the Board of Visitors of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and the Dean’s Council of the John F. Kennedy School of Government. He formerly served as a director of Human Genome Sciences Inc.

Gustavo Lara Cantu



Mr. Lara has been a Director since November 2004 and was appointed to the Compensation Committee in May 2009. From February 2005 to May 2009, Mr. Lara served on the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Mr. Lara served as Chief Executive Officer of the Monsanto Company’s Latin America North division, a position he retired from in 2004. Prior to his retirement, Mr. Lara had worked for the Monsanto Company in various capacities for over 24 years.

Craig Macnab



Mr. Macnab was appointed as a Director and to the Audit Committee in December 2014. Since February 2004, Mr. Macnab has served as Chief Executive Officer of National Retail Properties, Inc., a publicly traded real estate investment trust (REIT), and has served as Chairman of the Board since February 2008. Prior to joining National Properties, Mr. Macnab was the Chief Executive Officer, President and a Director of JDN Realty Corporation, also a publicly traded REIT, from April 2000 through March 2003. Mr. Macnab previously served as a director of DDR Corp. and Eclipsys Corporation. Mr. Macnab is a member of the Board of Governors of NAREIT.

JoAnn A. Reed



Ms. Reed has been a Director since May 2007. In November 2007, Ms. Reed was appointed to the Audit Committee and in May 2015, she was appointed Chairperson. Ms. Reed is currently serving as a healthcare services consultant. Ms. Reed previously served as the Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Medco Health Solutions, Inc., a leading pharmacy benefit manager, until March 2008. Upon joining Medco in 1988, Ms. Reed served in finance and accounting roles of increasing responsibility and was appointed Senior Vice President, Finance in 1992 and Chief Financial Officer in 1996. Prior to joining Medco, Ms. Reed’s experience included finance roles at Aetna/American Re-Insurance Co., CBS Inc., Standard and Poor’s Corp. and Unisys/Timeplex Inc. Ms. Reed served on the board of directors of DynaVox until 2011 and on the board of directors of Health Management Associates, Inc. until 2014. Ms. Reed currently serves on the boards of Mallinckrodt PLC and Waters Corporation. She also serves as a Trustee for St. Mary’s College of Notre Dame, Indiana.

Pamela D. A. Reeve



Ms. Reeve has been a Director since March 2002 and has served as the Lead Director of the Board since May 2004. In April 2004, Ms. Reeve was appointed to the Compensation Committee, and served as its Chairperson from that date until May 2009. In May 2009, Ms. Reeve was reappointed to the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, having served on that Committee from August 2002 to February 2005. Ms. Reeve also served on the Audit Committee from August 2002 to July 2007. From November 1989 to August 2004, Ms. Reeve was the President and Chief Executive Officer and a director of Lightbridge, Inc., a global provider of mobile business solutions, offering products and services for the wireless communications industry. Prior to joining Lightbridge in 1989, Ms. Reeve spent eleven years as a consultant and in a series of executive positions at the Boston Consulting Group, Inc. Ms. Reeve currently serves on the boards of Frontier Communications Corporation and Sonus Networks, Inc.

David E. Sharbutt



Mr. Sharbutt has been a Director since July 2006. In May 2007 Mr. Sharbutt was appointed to the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and in May 2015, he was appointed Chairperson. Mr. Sharbutt also served on the Audit Committee from May 2007 to November 2007. Mr. Sharbutt most recently served as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Alamosa Holdings, Inc., a provider of wireless communications services, which was acquired by Sprint Nextel Corporation in February 2006. Mr. Sharbutt had been Alamosa’s Chairman and a director since Alamosa was founded in July 1998 and was named Chief Executive Officer of Alamosa in October 1999. Mr. Sharbutt was formerly the President and Chief Executive Officer of Hicks & Ragland Engineering Co., an engineering consulting company, now known as CHR Solutions. While at CHR Solutions, Mr. Sharbutt worked with independent telephone companies in developing strategic, engineering and implementation plans for various types of telecommunications services. Mr. Sharbutt currently serves as a director of Flat Wireless, LLC, a private company.

Samme L. Thompson



Mr. Thompson has been a Director since August 2005 and was appointed to the Compensation Committee in May 2006. In May 2009, he was appointed as Chairperson of the Compensation Committee. Mr. Thompson served as a director of SpectraSite, Inc. from June 2004 until our merger with SpectraSite in August 2005. From 2002 to present, Mr. Thompson has served as the President of Telit Associates, Incorporated, a financial and strategic advisory firm. Mr. Thompson worked for Motorola, Inc. as Senior Vice President and Director, Strategy and Corporate Development from 1999 to 2002. Mr. Thompson's prior work experience includes serving as Director of Strategic Planning and Development with AT&T Information Systems, as Senior Vice President with Kidder, Peabody & Co. and as a strategy consultant with McKinsey & Company. Mr. Thompson has over 35 years of management experience and currently serves on the board of directors of Spok Holdings, Inc., formerly USA Mobility, Inc.

Board Composition

DirectorAudit CommitteeCompensation CommitteeNominating & Corporate Governance Committee
Raymond P. Dolan —Member —
Carolyn F. KatzMember
Robert D. HormatsMember
Gustavo Lara CantuMember
Craig MacnabMember
JoAnn A. ReedChair
Pamela D. A. Reeve (1)Member
David E. SharbuttChair
James D. Taiclet, Jr. (2)
Samme L. ThompsonChair

(1) Ms. Reeve is the Lead Director of the Board.
(2) Mr. Taiclet is the Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer and currently the sole management Director.

 

 

Contact Information

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